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Horacio Xaubet

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Associate Professor of Spanish
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HORACIO XAUBET was born in Montevideo, Uruguay on January 24, 1948. When he was 19 years old, his parents migrated to the United States and brought him to San Francisco, California, where he immediately enrolled in ESL classes to perfect his English language skills. Soon after, he entered the City College of San Francisco as a Music and Photography major, and within two years transferred to San Francisco State University where he finished a major in Spanish Literature. In 1976 he received an M.A. from that same institution. Xaubet went on to graduate with a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. He has taught at several institutions of higher learning in the U.S., including Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Binghamton University (SUNY) in New York State, and, in North Carolina, UNC-Chapel Hill. Presently he teaches in the Modern Language Department at North Carolina Central University, where he is an Associate Professor of Spanish. He has published a book on the Uruguayan writer Felisberto Hernández, Desde el fondo de un espejo: autobiografía y metaficción en tres relatos de Felisberto Hernández (Montevideo: Linardi y Risso, 1995.) He participated in an international homage to Hernández in Paris, and delivered a paper later published with the title “La escritura del margen/al margen de la escritura: la obra de Felisberto Hernández.” He has recently published an article on Hiber Conteris in a collective volume, Latin American Mystery Writers, as well as several book reviews in refereed academic journals in the United States and abroad. Some years ago, the first edition of the Encyclopedia of World Literature (fifth volume) published three of his articles (Felisberto Hernández, Cristina Peri Rossi and Luis Rafael Sánchez), the second edition, added two other authors (Teresa Porzekanski and Fernando Butazzoni), Xaubet has read papers in several international conferences, including the Latin American Studies Association and the Modern Language Association meetings. He has published with Hermes Criollo, an Uruguayan refereed journal, and is a member of its international editorial council. Quite recently he published his first book of poems, Hacia la noche va avanzando tristemente el día (Montevideo: Artefato, 2005.) He also wrote the prologue to Exorcismos by Ingrid Tempel for the same publisher.


PhD University of California, Berkeley 1992
MA San Francisco State University 1976
BA San Francisco State University 1974
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